Jesus Set To Punish Pardew?
Alan Pardew described Benfica as a team that "would finish between 8th and 10th in the English Premier League."
Benfica boss Jorge Jesus was far from happy, and has vented his feelings in the press in his home country.
Jorge Jesus: “We knocked out Manchester United last season (from the Champions League).
“Are they fighting it out for 10th place in England?”
This campaign has seen Benfica and Porto neck-and-neck at the top of the Liga summit. The capital club have recently opened up a four-point lead after Porto drew two matches, but both sides remain unbeaten in the championship this season – and indeed since spring 2012.
Benfica closed up shop at the Nou Camp and held Barcelona 0-0 in the Champions League this season.
They beat Bordeaux 3-2 in France in the last round of the Europa League; we lost 2-0 there in the group stage.
So we need to produce something extra special on Thursday.
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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